Friday, August 27, 2010

Dismal Swamp State Park - 2010 September Events

Programs for Dismal Swamp State Park for September

  • The First 3 Sundays in September:
    • On the Boardwalk
      • Join a ranger on the boardwalk for a short walk and learn a little something about the natural history of the Dismal Swamp. This program is offered every Sunday at 10:30 am and again at 1:30 pm. Insect repellent is recommended.
      • Starts at: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
      • Meet at: Boardwalk

  • Sat, September 18, 2010:
    • Tree ID and Leaf Rubbing
      • We will take a leisurely hike and learn to identify some of the common trees in our area. Following our hike we will make some leaf rubbings to help us remember which trees we learned. Meet in the classroom at 2:00. Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended.
      • Starts at: 2:00 pm
      • Meet at: Classroom

  • Sun, September 19, 2010:
    • Black Bears
      • Meet in the auditorium at 2:00 p.m. to learn a little bit more about the black bear. Suitable for all ages.
      • Starts at: 2:00 pm
      • Meet at: Park Auditorium

  • Sat, September 25, 2010:
    • Fall Bird Hike
      • September is a great month to look for migrating birds as they pass through our area. We will begin the hike in the parking area at 8:00 am. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. Bug spray is recommended. All skill levels are welcome!
      • Starts at: 8:00 am
      • Meet at: Boardwalk

  • Sun, September 26, 2010:
    • Insect Safari
      • Curious about the creepy crawlies out there? Now's your chance to get outside and go on an insect safari. We will see what we can catch and identify, plus we will learn a little bit about the amazing diversity of insects in our area. Wear comfortable shoes and bring insect repellent (we want to find them, not feed them!).
      • Starts at: 2:00 pm
      • Meet at: Boardwalk

  • Mon, September 27, 2010:
    • Tree Quest
      • Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week by helping a child learn a little more about the great outdoors. We'll get up close and personal with some trees! Join a ranger in the parking area at 4:30 p.m. for a tree hike and more. Bug spray is recommended and be sure to wear shoes appropriate for the outdoors. Suitable for all ages.
      • Starts at: 4:30 pm
      • Meet at: Boardwalk

  • Tue, September 28, 2010:
    • Animal Tracks and Sign
      • Want to learn more about identifying animals by the tracks and sign they leave behind? If so join us in the classroom of the visitor center at 4:30 p.m. We will go on a scavenger hunt and then make some plaster casts of tracks you can take home. Be sure to wear shoes suitable for the outdoors. Bug spray is recommended. Suitable for all ages. Call the park office at 252-771-6593 to register. Limited to 15 participants so call and reserve your spot now!
      • Starts at: 4:30 pm
      • Meet at: Classroom

For more information please call the Dismal Swamp State Park at 252-771-6593.

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